The Tesla Coil of Consolation

I’ve recently been on vacation, and as part of a family trip almost made it to Bronson Canyon, location for Robot Monster.  I think I was within 1-2 miles, but walking the rest of the way to the caves just was not in the cards in the time I had.

But I did make it to Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles’ landmark astronomy site, located also within Griffith Park.  I’ve had a lifelong obsession with this observatory, thanks to the PBS series Project: Universe, which debuted in 1978 and played at least until 1989 where I grew up.

This is the debut episode, featuring plenty of Griffith Observatory:

More on Project: Universe some other time.  For right now, it’s just good to have made it to the observatory, taken in the Art Deco architecture, and have this photo of a Tesla coil to show for it:tesla


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